US VIRGIN ISLANDS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

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US VIRGIN ISLANDS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

District 5
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
 
License Verification:   
Regulatory Language:   
The Federation does not provide interpretation of the scope of practice laws or rules of any chiropractic licensing authority, nor can we provide specific details regarding licensing requirements. The educational and testing requirements for each State or Province set forth in this Directory are intended as a general guide. It is strongly recommended that anyone interested in becoming licensed in a particular State or Province contact the Board office or the Secretary of the respective board to secure current and complete details before matriculating in any school.

Scope

(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Practice of chiropractic means the diagnosis and treatment of human ailments, as taught by a school or college of chiropractic accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, recognized by the United States Department of Education, including A) the detection and correction of structural and functional imbalance, nerve interference, distortion, misalignment and subluxations in the human body and their effects for the purpose of restoring and maintaining health; B) all appropriate physiotherapy procedures and other appropriate treatment to restore and maintain the nervous, muscular or skeletal systems and the general health of the human body by manual or instrument correction; C) the taking of case histories, examining and evaluating the patient, ordering or performing laboratory and other diagnostic tests, as needed, diagnosing the condition and then treating, managing, co-managing or referring to other specialists, as warranted; and D) the performance of health promotion and wellness procedures and services, including exercise, nutrition, weight loss, stress reduction, and education and counseling on general health matters, in accordance with the standards and practices of the Council on Chiropractic Education, recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Board Notes

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Deborah Richardson-Peter, MPA | Professional Licensing & Health Planning
Legal Advisor:    |
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://doh.vi.gov/programs/office-professional-licensure-and-health-planning
Email Address:    deborah.richardson@usvi-doh.org ; kiese.sam@doh.vi.gov
Phone:   (340) 774-7477 Ext 5074 (Main Office)
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (340) 777-4001 (contact Janice George)
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Kiese Sam, Virgin Island Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Street Address Cont:   1303 Hospital Ground, Suite 10
City:   St. Thomas
State:   Virgin Islands
Zipcode:   00802
Time Zone:   Eastern / Atlantic

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:    8 weeks prior to exam date
Application Fee:   
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   renew October 1
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Second week of June and November
Exam Fee:   $145
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $200
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $200
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   Yes
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   US Council on Chiropractic Education
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   CCE - Canada

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Contact Board

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
Practical
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Accepted
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
n/a
Physiotherapy Termed:   not defined
Physiotherapy Certification:   Information not Available
Physiotherapy Education:   
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Applicants must take full Virgin Islands Board exam
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   No
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   No
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed plus Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   
Required Subjects:   Contact board
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Board Members

Robert De Bonis, D.C.
Chair
Jay Williams, D.C.
Secretary-Treasurer
Elizabeth Maiello, D.C.
Board Member
Kevin Lenahan, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   11
Active Licenses:   29
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   19
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes: